Growing Pains

A little girl
born in the world of man
A lesser being
Made to understand
Less touch and then
a lesser turning head
to see her pictures drawn
to hear the words she said

Within a family
exists the world entire
Here where the soul is formed
through this essential fire
How then to grow beyond
rules here so bestowed?
How is such hegemony
to be overthrown?

Bitter growing pains
as stretching, youthful limbs
meet waking minds
that recognise the grim
dictates of myths
and other needs, beliefs
How to make this joy?
How overcome the grief?

With knowledge comes
a true awakening
From this dire crucible
forgiveness may begin
Without this pain
much less you’ll come to know
Embrace the truth
It’s through the dark we grow

Β© Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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10 Responses to Growing Pains

  1. It took me a while to get this until I reaised that in the last stanza you explain that through embracing truth are we able to grow. It’s the determining what version of truth we embrace. I say that as we all have different perspectives by which we see the actions of others or events in our lives. You have me thinking Helen, thanks you.

    • Thanks Michael – this is derived from my childhood and being in a family that didn’t like women much, being a girl child was…interesting…but then I came to realise how much opinion and bias and myth rules everyone and you can forgive that, understand, and grow. So now i’m happy I had the childhood as it taught me some very valuable lessons for life. :):)

  2. Made me think through this. πŸ™‚

  3. Skye says:

    I agree!! Absolutely brilliant!!! πŸ™‚

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